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Security update for mono

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(Last modified: 19NOV2007)


solutions Security update for mono SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (8ea72854ada5bed5bea7e1876cbeff71)

Applies to

Package: mono
mono-devel
Product(s): Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
SLES SDK 9 for x86
SLES SDK 9 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SLES SDK 9 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SLES SDK 9 for X86-64
Patch: patch-11797
Release: 20071119
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone running mono should install this update.

Contraindications

Problem description

The Mono System.Xml.Serialization class contained a /tmp race which allows local attackers to potentially execute code as the user using the Serialization method.
This consolidating update re-adds some missing package provides.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fhv mono.rpm mono-devel.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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